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Appeals

Appeals are considered for extenuating circumstances such as injury, illness, a death in the immediate family, or undue hardship. If this applies to you, you have the option to submit a written appeal to the Financial Aid Office. Please check with the Financial Aid Office for term-specific deadlines. 

To start the financial aid appeal process, please visit or speak with a financial aid representative. Appeals require you to gather important documents that support your circumstances and meet with a counselor in Educational Planning, Counseling, and Completion, so please allow plenty of time to complete the process. 

If this is your first time to submit an appeal, please check with the campus where you will be submitting your appeal to schedule an appointment. First time appeals are reviewed at the campus and the advisor will let you know the outcome at the end of your meeting. Appeals appointments are accepted at the following times:

 

Central Campus:  

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.*

Friday, 9-11 a.m.*

 

North Campus:   

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.*

Friday, 9-11 a.m.*

 

South Campus:  

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.*

Friday, 9-11 a.m.*

 

*If you need an appointment outside of this time, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

 

To cancel or reschedule your appointment, please contact 281.998.6150. Allow 24 hours for cancellation or rescheduling. Rescheduling or cancelling your appointment may cause a delay in your appeal processing. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, your appointment must be rescheduled. Appointments are based on a first come, first serve basis.

If it is not your first time to submit a financial aid appeal, your packet will be collected and forwarded to the appeal committee for further review. If your written appeal is denied by an advisor or the committee, you have the option to request a personal appearance with the appeal committee. If you need to request a personal appearance, only you are allowed to represent yourself to the committee. The committee meets every other week. You will be notified on their decision by email.

If you submitted an appeal for review by the committee, please use the following dates to determine when your appeal will be reviewed. Appeals must be submitted no later than one week prior to the appeal meeting date. Appeal decisions will be emailed to you before the next scheduled meeting at your SJC student address. If you are requesting a personal appearance, please contact a financial aid office to submit the written request and obtain the location and time no later than four weeks from the end of the current term. Personal appearances are held only during the first meeting of the month. 

June 14, 2017, North Campus

June 28, 2017, North Campus

July 12, 2017, Central Campus

July 19, 2017, Central Campus

July 26, 2017, Central Campus

August 2, 2017, South Campus

August 9, 2017, South Campus

August 16, 2017, South Campus

August 23, 2017, South Campus

August 30, 2017, South Campus

September 6, 2017, North Campus

September 13, 2017, North Campus

September 20, 2017, North Campus

October 4, 2017, Central Campus

October 18, 2017, Central Campus

November 1, 2017, South Campus

November 15, 2017, South Campus

December 6, 2017, North Campus

December 20, 2017, North Campus